The Sons of Liberty was a group made up of early patriots (rebels to The Crown) that originated first inMassachusettsand then spread to other colonies. Founded by Samuel Adams . The Sons formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the taxes and other offences by the British government.
The Sons of Liberty are best known for undertaking the Boston Tea Party in 1773 . which led to the Intolerable Acts -- the intense crack down by the British government. Which lead to a counter mobilization by the Patriots that led directly to the American Revolutionary War.